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ORGANIZATION: Health&Help

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Health&Help is a non-profit clinic that provides basic medical services in the fields of pediatrics, preventive care, health education, and obstetrics and gynecology. We prescribe and distribute medications, perform minor surgeries under local anesthesia, consult pregnant women and deliver babies, supervise several medical programs on child malnutrition, birth control, type I diabetes and pregnancy care, as well as give educational lectures on hygiene and healthy diet.

Our clinic operates using the first aid station model, providing medical care. Our operation hours are Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm, and Saturday, 8 am to 12 am. ER is open 24/7.

You will be expected to see patients in the clinic on a daily basis, working along with volunteers, and handle paperwork. You should be comfortable making medical decisions and dealing with cases of different levels of complexity.

We offer:

  • help with preparing for the trip
  • language lessons with a tutor
  • free accommodation in the clinic
  • vegetarian meals
  • a vacation every two months
  • a certificate of participation in the volunteer program

A desired candidate is:

  • Expected to stay from 3 months to a year;
  • Must have a secondary or higher degree specializing in general medicine or pediatrics;
  • Advanced proficiency in diagnosing, treating and preventing illnesses with experience in outpatient clinical procedures;
  • Language skills: Spanish B1 level or higher on arrival (we provide help in learning Spanish before your trip!);
  • Willingness to speak Spanish even within the team;
  • Be willing to support the project through fundraising
  • Be willing to live and work far from large cities, with bad internet connectivity, at a small rural clinic with a diverse, international team.

The responsibilities include:

  • Work at the clinic (provide consultation to patients, distribute medicine) starts from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, with a 1 hour lunch break, as well as being on duty in the evening and on weekends according to a schedule. Be prepared to respond to emergencies on a 24/7 basis;
  • Keep track of medical documents, reports, and statistics;
  • Provide education to the local community on proper health practices;
  • Help clean the clinic, shared spaces, and rooms;
  • Help cook meals;
  • Assist with shopping for groceries, basic household items, and medication.

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About Health&Help

Location:

Depto De Huehuetenango, Depto De Huehuetenango, Guatemala 13003, GT

Mission Statement

"Health&Help" is a non-governmental charitable organization of people connected by the single goal of helping those on the edge of poverty. Now we provide medical help in Nicaragua y Guatemala

Description

"Health&Help" is a non-governmental charitable organization of people connected by the single goal of helping those on the edge of poverty. We recruit a people with medical experience, foremen, carpenters ext.

We don't ask for a mandatory contribution and we provide a veggie-food and shelter for our volunteers. Minimum participation time is 1 month. Building Project start July 2016. Lengths of the project will be approximately 3 month. We are Russian-Guatemalan organization and we ask participants speak at list 2 from 3 languages (Russian, Spanish, English) to be able to communicate with other parts of the group.

CAUSE AREAS

Emergency & Safety
Health & Medicine
International
Emergency & Safety, Health & Medicine, International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Las Silvias, El Rosario, Chinandega department Eldepartment El Rosario, Nicaragua

(11.83345,-86.16628)
 

SKILLS

  • First Aid / CPR
  • Nursing
  • Healthcare
  • Nutrition
  • Pediatrics
  • Occupational Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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